Iran refuses to exclude the Sadrist movement from forming the next Iraqi government

Iran refuses to exclude the Sadrist movement from forming the next Iraqi government

2022-09-18 04:09

Iran refuses to exclude the Sadrist movement from forming the next Iraqi governmentShafaq News/ The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Tehran, Nazem al-Dabbagh, revealed on Sunday, Iran’s refusal to exclude the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr from forming the next Iraqi government.

Al-Dabbagh said, in a statement to the Iranian satellite channel “Al-Alam” today, that “Iran supports the formation of a government that includes all Iraqi political parties without excluding anyone.”

He added that “the Iranians do not want the Kurds to stand with a Shiite party to exclude other parties, and they are always insisting on forming a government that includes all parties,” noting that “the Iranians do not support anyone, especially if he wants to create problems for the next government in Iraq.”

Al-Dabbagh also pointed out that “Tehran is looking for agreement and consensus with the participation of all parties capable of forming the Iraqi government, including Muqtada al-Sadr.”

The political scene in Iraq has undergone a dangerous turn since the supporters of the Sadrist movement led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against Al-Sudani’s nomination for the position of prime minister of the next federal government, and withdrew from it by order of their leader after an armed clash With the security forces and elements of the armed factions.

The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.

The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.

The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.